Book Description: This book provides a step-by-step overview of the essential legal principles associated with each phase of operating a businessâ€”from inception to dissolution. Features an abundance of boxed examples and edited judicial decisions. The American Legal System. Criminal v. Civil Wrongs. Contracts and the Law of Sales. Commercial Paper. Real Property. Personal Property. Law of Agency. Business Organizations. Employment Law. Bankruptcy. Administrative Law. Banking. For Paralegals and business owners.